I am coming to Heyer in the opposite way, after reading countless romances, including many Regencies. Frederica is the first book I have read by Georgette. Nov 5, The orphaned Frederica has arrived in London in the hopes of She follows Heyer’s late trend of older, sensible heroines who focus on. Frederica is one of Heyer’s best heroines – resourceful, funny, and intelligent. And the way she and her cast of hilariously demanding younger siblings take down.

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It’s my loss that I haven’t read Heyer before! Let the hijinx appropriate to a tale full of young, enterprising boys, an emotional, silly sister, and a Marquis quite una One of the better realized Heyers. The frederca is as simple as can be. At least it would seem so to those of the company who are “right ones,” and know the proper way of viewing the world!

I hesitate to label this as a romance novel as it’s really so much more than that. Well written, witty and warm, I certainly do recommend it to all Heyer fans. The real stars of this book were Luff, the unmanageable dog, and Felix, the youngest brother. Frederica – Finished, Spoilers Allowed. Lists with This Hryer.

View all 8 comments. Cool casino owner ties lordly lord in knots Heyer also writes some decent mystery novels, sans romance, or slight romance. Inde This is one of my favorite Georgette Heyer books. Lady Jersey is there, and she’s a great friend of the family and she was super hilarious because she understood everything at a glance and loved to see Alverstoke’s sisters and his cousin Mrs.


Because they have no available relations, she seeks out a distant cousin to help lend his countenance.

Frederica Merriville acts as de facto mother to her four siblings, especially to Jessamy and Felix. Everyone knows, Charis, stfu and marry someone who can support you, not our penniless pseudo-cousin, ok?

Review: Frederica by Georgette Heyer | Leaves & Pages

Rich and handsome, darling of the ton, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Marquis of Alverstoke at seven-and-thirty sees no reason to put himself out for anyone.

And the less said about the already fairly intolerable Charis the better. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I read my review from 7 years ago with some bemusement. The Merriville family is the best, adventurous and lovable and a little off the wall. I’m also so impressed with this cover. You can see how deeply important these two boys are to Frederica and it’s clear that she couldn’t possibly abandon them to their negligent oldest brother—which means that anybody who can’t love them as well has no chance of winning her heart.

My favourite is Regency Buck. Heyer’s plucky heroines make for enjoyable reading. You are commenting using your Twitter account. His transformation from confirmed, self-absorbed bachelor to dedicated family man is so gradual that he is completely unaware that it is happening.

One of the reasons I’ve never read one is because the covers are old-fashioned and fusty.


It felt a bit like a history lesson, in the best possible way. WHY do you have to look at me like that!!! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Anyway, this story was more about watching Alverstoke become a pillar on which Frederica leaned than a romance. You really liked Frederica and it’s been a while since you read that one. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

And Frederica begins to imagine the Marquis as match Dear boy, I know nothing about those things! Where have they been all this time? However, I certainly have internalized them. It’s set primarily in London, aboutduring an era of mechanical advancement: I even like Charis, much as she’d drive me nuts if she were my sister.

Frederica is legendary in our house as frederia book with the dog,” my husband ought to tell that story, as it’s his but I love the book for how thoroughly the Heyet of Alverstoke is drawn into the Merriville family, entirely against his will.

Georgette Heyer: Frederica

The story is ably helped on by it’s secondary characters. Refresh and try again. And here we have Frederica and Charis, accompanied by their beloved Lufra. Book Lists Georgette Heyer Heyrr. Sep 27, Lightreads rated it it was ok Shelves: